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Artwork copyright Ken Spiering. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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Staying on Track; Blooming Where One is Planted, 2009

Ken Spiering
(American, born 1950)

Location: Orting Middle School, Orting

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Ken Spiering uses imagery of daffodils—a significant crop in Orting, Washington—to signify the importance of establishing roots. The railroad, an addition that spurred Orting's early growth, brings the implication of travel and exploration, experiences that build upon a firm foundation.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Orting School District.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Northwest artist Ken Spiering creates artworks in many different media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Many of his works have been created for public spaces, with a focus on natural imagery rich with metaphor.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - other metals

Sculpture - stone / ceramics / terracotta

Medium

Vitreous enamel on copper with water-jet cut ceramic tile

Dimensions

37 in x 117 in

ID Number

WSAC2007.050.001

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Orting School District

Artwork Location

Orting Middle School
6th grade hallway

WA County

Pierce

Setting

Interior

Site Type

Public School

Address

121 Whitesell St NE
Orting, WA 98360

Geo. Coordinates

47.103697 | -122.217877

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